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Social Butterfly June 25th, 2009

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

Escondido Humane Society Adoption Outreach

The Escondido Humane Society is holding an adoption outreach event from 10am to 12:30pm on Saturday, June 27, at Petco in Escondido, 1000 W. Valley Parkway. Adoptable dogs will be at the store during the event, and there also are adoptable rabbits on-site. For more information, call 760.888.2247.
"Business Before 9" Networking Scheduled

On Friday, June 26, from 7:30am to 9am, the Escondido Chamber of Commerce will hold their "Business Before 9" networking event at Romano's Macaroni Grill, 202 E. Via Rancho Parkway, Escondido, at south end of Westfield North County Shopping Center. Breakfast, networking and door prizes included; coffee provided by Take A Break Service. Cost is $5/members or $10/prospective members. RSVP to Vanessa lee at 760.745.2125, Ext. 204, or email

"Green Scene" to Follow Bike Ride

What's green, free and rolls? A bike ride along Escondido Creek. After a community-organized ride in April acknowledged Earth Day and the Amgen Bike Tour, a second community ride following the bike path along Escondido Creek will take place this Saturday, June 27, at 12 Noon. The ride will start at the Mayflower Dog Park, 3420 Valley Center Road, off East Valley Parkway, and ends at Grape Day Park where a community event will be taking place. Green Scene is a free event, and offers live music, information, freebies, and recycling opportunities (old cell phones, batteries, small appliances, computers, and TVs (NO hazardous waste or large items).

Community organizations will be there. For example, you can recycle old towels, bedding, and gently used pet supplies with the Humane Society. The Arts Partnership will exhibit art from recycled materials, and you can make your own recycled art project (paper mache). There will be a solar cooking demo, alternative fuel vehicles, and booths from local organizations working to preserve habitats, animals, the built environment, and others.

Participants should wear helmets; bring plenty of water, and locks to secure their bikes. Riders will proceed at their own pace and are responsible for their own safety. The purpose of the ride is to encourage people to get outdoors, explore the city, have fun along a little-known community resource, and learn about the Escondido Creek Watershed, and enjoy other Escondido amenities, including museums, historical areas, and places to eat. For more information, visit

Parliamentarians To Study Complete Robert's Rules

On Thursday, June 25, the Nu Chi Unit of Parliamentarians will begin a monthly study of 300 questions from the complete edition of Robert's Rules of Order Revised 12th Edition. The cost to participate in this several months-long project is $22.00 for the book and membership in the Unit. Why study parliamentary rules? To help a wide range of organizations participate and help run better democratic, organized and more productive meetings.

In order to call oneself a "Parliamentarian," the National Association of Parliamentarians recognizes only those who have successfully passed a 100-question test of the 300 questions to be studied, answered 70% of the questions correctly, and pay the test cost and membership fees of about $100. The study will require researching the questions at home to be ready for the test discussions and answers at the next meetings.

Meetings and study will take place from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on the fourth (4th) Thursdays monthly at the Joslyn Senior Center, 210 Park Place, Escondido. For attendance and reservation of the book and questions, phone either Jacquelyn Marazzi at 760.480.0155 in Escondido, or Willeen Hasler at 760.439.6243 in Oceanside.

North County Health Services Offering Free HIV Testing

On Monday, June 29, the North County Health Services Community Case Management is offering free, confidential HIV Rapid Testing. Results in 20 minutes. From 9am to 4pm, the location is 150 Valpreda Road, Suite 101-A. For information, call 760.736.6725.

The California Department of Health estimates up to 50,000 people in California are living with HIV and do not know it. In the U.S., approximately 1 million people have HIV or AIDS, and it is estimated that 250,000 of those do not know they have HIV. The Center for Disease Control recommends that everyone who is sexually active take an HIV test at least once. After that, only test if you have a new sexual partner or engage in any type of high risk behavior.

Children's Museum Announces July Program

Saturday, July 11, will be Pioneer Day! Visit the Pioneer Schoolhouse and learn about how some people lived when they first came out West. Did you know they used a tub and a washboard to wash their clothes? Plan to make a take-home candle the old fashioned way. Also, plan to make butter that you can spread on cornbread, and learn to work with leather, just like in the old days. The place is the Escondido Children's Museum, 380 No. Escondido Blvd., Studio 1, Escondido. For information, call 760.233.7755, or check the website at

Assistance League Installs New Officers

The Assistance League of Inland North County recently installed its board of directors for the new year 2009-2010. The League is a non-profit all volunteer community service organization and one of more than 100 Assistance League Chapters across the country. Last year members of the chapter gave 24,352 hours of service to Inland North County communities, touching the lives of 1,938 children and adults. For additional information, call 760.746.7352, or go online to

Back (l-r) Ann Bernstein, Secretary; Jackie Miley, Strategic Planning; Kerry Luehring, Public Relations; Roselyn Krause, Education; Carolyn Clemmer, Outreach Auxiliary; Adrienne Boroff, Assisteens coordinator and Arlene Whited, Treasurer

Front (l-r): Peggy Fisher, Vice President Membership; Terri Sharp, Vice president Resource Development, Linda Barkan, Vice President, Philanthropy and Diane Millard, President.


The Optimist Club of Carlsbad Awards Five $1000 Scholarship Donations

The Optimist Club of Carlsbad puts in time and effort to support many communities projects with fund raising projects such as the club’s yearly Golf Tournament held at the El Camino Country Club in Oceanside. Funds earned are spent to benefit projects, such as Special Olympics, Stand Up For Kids, Essay/Oratorical Contests, donations to Boy Scouts for their projects and many other youth oriented themes. This year, the Optimist club of Carlsbad donated five one thousand dollar scholarships at the following schools:

LaCosta Canyon High School: Sinjen Povoli
Carlsbad High School: Shelby Cohantz; Ceasar Lopez; Alejandro Lbaez.
Carlsbad Village Academy: Ariel Perkins (shown in photo below with her child)

Photo: L2R: John Aldrich, club president; Ariel Perkins and her daughter. Photo credit: Julie Redfield

Boston University Graduates San Marcos Residents

Boston University awarded academic degrees to 5,863 students in May 2009. Receiving degrees were Brandon Montoya, Master of Science in Project Management; and Suzanne B. Giroux, Master of Science in Project Management.

Boston University is the fourth largest independent university in the United States, with an enrollment of more than 29,000 students in its 17 schools and colleges. The university offers an exceptional grounding in the liberal arts, a broad range of programs in the arts, sciences, engineering, and professional areas, and state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research.

photo photo
GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) recently awarded $500 scholarships to two very deserving seniors with GPAs better than 3.0 and who both plan to attend Mira Costa College in the fall. Above, Maryann Donovan and Ann Lygas award one of the $500 scholarships to Crystal Hsu from Carlsbad High School Ann Lygas awarded the second $500 scholarship to Kristina Flores from Sunset High School.

New officers installed for the year 2009-2010 for the Knights of Columbus, Council 6979


Pictured: Grand Knight David Leingang, Deputy Grand Knight Martin Kelinsky, Financial Secretary Ned Heiskell, Advocate Art Gallegos, Warden Mike Saunders, Guard Jim Boyd, Trustee John Grandinetti. Not pictured: Al Averbeck, Brain Smith,
and Roy Bacho


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